The Well Workplace

Workplace Wellness: More than just biometrics...

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Jul 21, 2016 12:11:28 PM

When you hear the term “workplace wellness program,” what comes to mind? You may think of initiatives that include wellness assessments, fitness, nutrition, weight loss, smoking cessation or proactive disease management. While these are important factors to consider when planning a workplace wellness program, there is another important aspect of wellness that employers cannot forget to include: ergonomics.

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Ways to Promote Wellness in the Workplace: Senior Leadership

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Apr 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Effective workplace wellness programs offer the potential to change lives, offering everyone in an organization the opportunity to take steps to improve their own health and well-being. These programs help participants improve overall health and fitness, aid in eliminating or controlling risk factors for chronic health issues, and assist in managing existing health issues to minimize their impact on daily life, among other benefits. Wellness programs also benefit employers in terms of increased productivity, reduced worker absenteeism, and lower health care costs.

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Wellness in the Workplace: What Kind of Example are You Setting?

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Mar 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Wellness in the workplace is an important factor in employee health and safety, which, in turn, plays an important role in keeping your workforce engaged and productive and your company on solid financial ground. For these reasons, wellness programs are becoming a priority for a growing number of employers.

However, as anyone in HR knows, having a wellness program doesn't necessarily mean that employees will jump at the chance to participate. So how can you get employees on board with your plan to improve wellness in the workplace? While there is no magic means to get everyone engaged, you'll likely find it easier to motivate employees if you're clearly practicing what you preach. So, the question is this: What kind of example are you setting?

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